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    my goal is to ride a week tour, I've been doing...

    my goal is to ride a week tour, I've been doing this for years. I do have 1 rule for when I ride, I ride a minimum of 20 miles, no excuses.
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    I have assembled my last few builds with mostly...

    I have assembled my last few builds with mostly the tools that i will have on hand during a tour, this helps determine if that tool is good if I should look for a better tool. This gives me more...
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    The peace of mind that a brake and RD cable...

    The peace of mind that a brake and RD cable brings is less than the weight effect.
    I carry tools that weigh more than the cables but I like to have the minimum items to keep me riding. I don't like...
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    my kid uses a life proof case, she goes swimming...

    my kid uses a life proof case, she goes swimming with the phone and takes underwater pictures with it.
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    I put stickers on magnetic sheets then cut them ...

    I put stickers on magnetic sheets then cut them out so they can be stuck on metal surfaces. that way I can remove them without old stickers stuck on everything.
  6. I used to take a flask of scotch on some of my...

    I used to take a flask of scotch on some of my trips because I thought trying to have a cold beer was too much to carry and I thought I could drink scotch and water. Turns out, I don't like scotch...
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    I purchased my bikes and have kept them now they...

    I purchased my bikes and have kept them now they are old bikes. If I try to sell them, I don't think I will get much money for them so I keep them. I did give one of my older fully campy record...
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    I won't let anyone ride my carbon frame but it's...

    I won't let anyone ride my carbon frame but it's not about your weight since I weigh 240.

    The reason is I lent some of my bikes to some college kid friends and when I when to their house they were...
  9. Do you plan to not have the cables beneath the...

    Do you plan to not have the cables beneath the bar tape?

    Before aero brake levers, all brakes had the cable exposed.
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    search for "IRD Stem Quill Shifter Mount" at the...

    search for "IRD Stem Quill Shifter Mount" at the rivbike.com site

    I think this is what you are looking for.
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    Gore makes the Alp-X that is a soft shell with...

    Gore makes the Alp-X that is a soft shell with removable sleeves. Sizes to xxl, did you look at the size chart? sizing on cycling clothes is all over the place. Also some companies design the clothes...
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    My wife hardly rides a bike, so any touring plans...

    My wife hardly rides a bike, so any touring plans are without her. I don't think that she would like being the sag wagon for me while I'm out riding or hang around waiting for me to show up. She know...
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    I store my bikes in a dehumidified basement but...

    I store my bikes in a dehumidified basement but not in the same room as the dehumidifier. I haven't noticed any problems from winter storage.

    The dehumidifier hardly runs in the winter and for...
  14. Me too, because I wear black short, sock and...

    Me too, because I wear black short, sock and shoes. Its the jersey that's the problem.:D
  15. A new frame.

    A new frame.
  16. I have too many bikes to try do that.

    I have too many bikes to try do that.
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    I'll try, 1. hand-me-down kids english single...

    I'll try,

    1. hand-me-down kids english single speed
    2. some green sears kids bike
    3. Schwinn Typhoon
    4. Paris Sport 10 speed
    5. Mondia
    6. Raleigh Pro
    7. Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2
    8....
  18. I use an incredibell duet. I have scared the...

    I use an incredibell duet. I have scared the whodoo out of some people when I say "on the left", I think the bell is a bit friendlier

    I have thought of getting some sleigh bells so they will...
  19. I just had to laugh when I read this.

    I just had to laugh when I read this.
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    I had my schwinn typhoon stolen when I was 9, I...

    I had my schwinn typhoon stolen when I was 9, I was lazy one night and didn't put it away in the garage. A friend saw the thief riding my bike and chased after them. He call and I got my bike back....
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    I guess that I am working on a 2 week cycle, soon...

    I guess that I am working on a 2 week cycle, soon it will be one for each day of the month
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    2011 Raleigh made a bike that used gates belt...

    2011 Raleigh made a bike that used gates belt drive. see if you can find one of these frames used or a NOS bike from a dealer.
  23. I assemble my bikes Normally start with the...

    I assemble my bikes

    Normally start with the type of bike use, pick frame and material, and decide on the equipment.

    I even build parts prior to getting the frame, I built a set of wheels for my...
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    My worst day was a crash where my front wheel...

    My worst day was a crash where my front wheel dropped through a pavement joint in the road and went down to the hub. Flipped over the handlebars, ate cement, broke off my front teeth, the nerves were...
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